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. >> the lockerbie bombing. the u.s. senator in charge of the inquiry said his committee will come to britain for answers. ferry in the u.s. military over the afghan wikileaks. >> the truth must come first. first the truth because without the truth, no public policy is going to work. >> hello. the oil giant bp announced a multibillion-dollar losses and in the wake of the gulf of mexico spill. it also has a new chief executive to take over from beleaguered -- beleaguered boss tony hayward. the company has allocated more than $72 billion to cover the cost of the spill. this is cold comfort to be thousands of people whose lives have been blighted by the disaster. as peter marshall reports from louisiana, bp may be in for one of the biggest and longest battles in oil spill history. >> people say the petrochemical industry is just as dangerous. there are a lot of industries that are dangerous. this is just unsafe. >> by nature, and he is attacks and the thrill seeker. he is a profession of lawyer. he is about to swoop on to bp. and jump ♪ad >> bp has a routine of taking more risks and and their
games. despite angry protests from the north, a look at the operation from the deck of the u.s.s. george washington and the threat of allout war from the other side. >> day 97 of the gulf oil disaster. and bp crews back at work, trying to plug the leak for good. how soon will those crucial release walls be finished? also tonight, 100 days and counting, until the mid term elections. so, how will democrats and republicans fare come november? november? >> plus, from bears attacking the family mini-van to strange animal sightings. we'll tell you what's behind the sudden spike in human animal close encounters of the wrong kind. but first we begin with breaking news tonight, the national security advisor tonight condemning the reported release of thousands of pages of u.s. internal security documents. reports out tonight that the whistleblower website, weeky leaks is making public thousands of pages of internal u.s. security reports on the war in afghanistan. weeky leaks is not an objective news outlet, but rather an organization that opposes u.s. policy in afghanistan. national security advis
, this is "gmt" on bbc world news. the u.s. gets tougher on north korea. new sanctions targeting the country's elite intended to stem the funding of the regime's nuclear program. >> north korea can halt its provocative behavior, threats, and belligerence toward its neighbors. >> we take you into the camps of the pkk as the circus -- as the turkish separatist leader talks about ending the armed struggle if the conditions are right. and a special report on the export trade of asbestos to developing countries. hello, welcome to "gmt." i'm david eades. if you're luxuries' and arms, the latest sanctions imposed by the u.s. and north korea marked a further attempt by washington to stem the country's nuclear ambitions. u.s. secretary of state said on the visit to the capital of south korea that it was part of an attempt to stamp out illegal money-making ventures aimed at funding the nuclear program. we can go live to seoul to join our correspondent. john? >> hillary clinton spoke about the six decades that america and south korea have been standing shoulder to shoulder through the struggle of war a
at the massive leak of classified or documents. the u.s. defense secretary calls in the fbi. >> the battlefield consequences of the release of these documents are potentially severe and dangerous for our troops, our allies, and afghan partners. >> the worst infanticide in french history. a woman admits secretly killing eight of her babies. tombs of the unknown soldiers. puree in the u.s. over thousands of mislabeled graves at arlington national cemetery. >> welcome to bbc, forecasting to our viewers in the u.k. and around the world. the u.s. defense secretary robert gates has called in the fbi to look into the leaking of more than 90,000 classified military documents. the documents published on the wikileaks web site on sunday gave confidential information about the afghanistan war. >> u.s. forces depend daily on information from afghan civilians as they try to defeat the taliban in afghanistan. some might give information openly. others more secretly as spies. none expected earnings to be published on the internet. the dossier exposed this week include names, addresses, and fathers names comin
entering the country legally or spying. -- illegally or spying. >> north korea has called u.s. plans and south korea's plans a threat to global security. 20 ships and submarines and 100 aircraft are to take part in four days of maneuvers. >> the american secretary of state, hillary clinton, arriving in seoul. her message here on the subjects was vietnam is on the path to becoming a great nation with unlimited potential, but the u.s. would like to see improvements in this human rights record. she is also a here for this regional forum of the association of southeast asian nations. >> if the u.s. is really interested in the denucl earization, it should halt the military exercises and sanctions that destroyed that. hillary clinton came to vietnam from the south korean capital where she and the u.s. defense secretary, robert gates, laid flowers for the sailors who died in march on the sinking warship. north koreans strongly denied being involved. the wreckage it is a backdrop to new tensions on various fronts. new u.s. sanctions targeting north korea's leadership and joined south korean
and expertise in a range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> at the u.s. steps up efforts to find those behind a leak of military secrets. presidents karzai say it puts afghan formants in danger. >> we consider that concern -- we consider that extremely irresponsible. >> the british prime minister and his trip to india defending his comments about pakistan's record on tackling terrorism. we report from the heart of the terrorist threat -- a town plagued by suicide bombings. >> people tell us is important that we should not say -- should not stay in any one place for about 20 minutes for our own safety. it has become one of the most dangerous places in pakistan. >> welcome to "bbc world news" broadcast on pbs in america and also around the globe. coming up later for you -- a french woman admits killing eight of her newborn babies, trying to hide the births from her husband. and the new starlet of indian cinema with a famous father talks about turning jane austen and to a bollywood blockbuster. >> in the first afghan government reaction to the wikileaks inv
cameron heads to the u.s. were critics are circling. major orders for the aviation giant, as the world's biggest air show takes off. hello, and welcome to "gmt." money for pakistan, that is the gist of hillary clinton's latest visit to as lombok. she announced new aid for the country, money to be invested in civilian projects as part of a long-term american commitment in the region. she is scheduled to attend a major conference in couple where 40 nations will try to chart a course for the country. stability in afghanistan still seems a long way off. the taliban remain strong and may feel strongly urge the more it hears of troop withdrawal. emily buchanan reports >> america's alliance with pakistan is under strain. u.s. secretary of state has a drive to shore it up. as she met the foreign minister, misses clinton said there was a perception among pakistanis that america's commitment to them was purely because of the war against the taliban. >> we are committed to building a partnership with pakistan that of course strengthen security and protect the people of pakistan but goes beyond se
to use the nuclear deterrent as the u.s. and south korea got ahead with military exercises. 84 european banks and passed the stress test oft. s center has urged the scottish government to reconsider the release of the lockerbie bombing. the british royal family hit the high seas for the holiday special. >> hello and welcome. north korea says it will use the nuclear deterrent in response to a joint u.s./south korea military exercises this weekend. according to officials, it is ready to launch in retaliation war. washington says the word games are a deterrent of north korean aggression. this weekend joint exercise is a response to the sinking of a south korea warship in march. >> this was a statement from the country's powerful national defence commission, reported by north korea's of fish a news agency. it repeated the denial of any involvement in the sinking of a south korean war ship in march. these exercises are taking place involving south korean and american ships. it is a response to the allegations that north korea sink the warship. the national defense commission spokesman went o
." leaking secrets about the afghan conference, u.s. documents reveal nearly 200 civilians were killed in unreported incidents. the papers show evidence that iran and pakistan supported the taliban insurgency. >> fiction that is being sold as intelligence. >> guilty of crimes against humanity, the first conviction of the khmer rouge regime in cambodia. permission to leave, the head of bp, the company still struggling to bring an end to the gulf of mexico oil spill. what are the latest sanctions due to be imposed by the european union? hello, welcome to "gmt." the leak of secret military documents, killed by nato forces but never reported. more than 90,000 military records offer a glimpse into the raw intelligence gathered in afghanistan from 2004 to 2009. publishing confidential documents on the internet, the guardian newspaper in britain, new york times, were given to -- given advance access. first, this report from family you can in. >> a massive picture of war without the public relations block. the failures of the afghan campaign have been revealed for the first time. this whistleb
of the guided states, he was told today is a free man. he is wanted in the u.s. in connection with his conviction of having sex with a 13 year-old girl 30 years ago. swiss authorities say the u.s. did not make a convincing argument for his extradition. >> two months in a swiss jail, eight months under house arrest at his luxury shall lay in the alps, and less heat legal wrangling, but now switzerland has finally decided what to do about roman polanski. >> this morning, i have informed the lawyer of mr. polanski and informed the ambassadors of the united states, france and poland. it is also the case that the freedom restricting measures against mr. polanski have been lifted. that is the electronic monitoring has been detached. >> it is nonsensical that an extradition demand should be formulated. it was based on information and facts that are erroneous, full of lies, and as mr. polanski rights on the only occasion he broke his silence, he feels he has already been punished. >> the decision not to extradite roman polanski is based, this was say, on continued confusion over how long his o
of spying in the west in exchange for suspects arrested in the u.s.. some of the world's most influential scientists are cleared of hiding key data to exaggerate global warming. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, they are blind and deaf, and this is really theater group is a big hit on broadway and in london. and spain celebrants' making it to the world cup final, beating germany 1-0. -- and spain celebrates making it to the world cup final, beating germany, 1-0. >>> hello. britain has confirmed its troops are being moved out of an afghan province of homeland, where the have taken heavy casualties. 1/3 of all british losses have been in helmand province. american forces will take over in far greater numbers, described officially as the redeployment. the taliban as likely to portray it as a victory for them. frank gardner has this report. >> more than 90 britons have died fighting here. it is by far the most dangerous place to serve, or roadside bombs and cyprus and the cliffs eclipsed much of the progress. soon, it will be ameri
be on his orders. he also condemned the leak of u.s. military documents, revealing names of afghans working to defeat the taliban. >> they are lives, and those lives could be endangered. therefore, we consider that extremely irresponsible, and an act we cannot overlook. >> is this the fine line between diplomacy and honesty? david cameron defense of remorse about pakistan on his trip to india. the heat is on for arizona, the court ruling blocks of the new laws against immigration. warning about historical the low levels of plankton, feeding into the climate debate. hello, and welcome. the afghan president, karzai, is pulling no punches. he has urged the u.s.-led allies to take stronger actions about terrorist sanctuary's beyond his orders -- in clear reference to pakistan. only the international committee was capable of actually doing something about it, he said. he also condemned the recent leak of u.s. military documents. >> the afghan government has been cautious until now about commenting, since the avalanche of material appeared on the website this week by wikileaks. those of publish t
the united states and russia. stand by. the defense secretary reveals his choice to be the new head of the u.s. military's central command. it's a u.s. marine general who once said it's fun to shoot some people. this hour the pentagon's problem. military brass with loose lips, and republican party chairman michael steele insists he's 100% behind the u.s. troops, but is that enough to satisfy conservatives who say it's past time for him to go. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> well, let's begin with the breaking news right now. all ten russian suspects appearing in a new york court pleaded guilty just a little while ago in connection with the stunning spy case, and now after days of speculation about a possible spy swap between the united states and russia, we've learned how the exchange is about to play out. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent jill doherty. she's got new information just coming in. jill, tell us what you know. >> reporter: right. wolf, this is -- we just got this. it's from the u.s. justice department, and this is a letter from the justice depa
the u.s. and israel agree it's time for tas for -- face to face peace talks between israel hes and palestinians but several sticking points remain, including border security and israeli settlements. senior white house correspondent major garrett is reporting live on the north lawn. major, is it oversimplifying things to say this new phase of the obama-netanyahu relationship will be sealed with a photograph? >> reporter: it really isn't, jon. the last time prime minister netanyahu was at the white house there were no photographs, no press coverage of the meetings and that created the atmosphere that tph*epb yahoo and president obama did not agree on fundamental issues crucial to the u.s.-israeli relationship. both sides tried to paper over the differences but without any sort of publicly visual express of support, there was a moment for both countries to say wait a minute this relationship may be getting off track and what we had moments arc the israeli prime minister arriving precisely on time, driving from the blair house where he's saying to see president obama. we'll see the
the stage for the largest russia-u.s. spy swap since the cold war. in new york, 10 people plead guilty to spying. allegations of a bomb plot in norway. three men arrested on suspicion of links to al qaeda. thousands rally at the solidarity march for captured israeli soldier to return to jerusalem. a warm welcome to bbc world news, broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you, could this be the future of air travel? the plane powered by the energy of the sun. and fifa promises action over the refereeing mistakes at this world cup. the bbc is told they'll be changed in time for 2014. >> in a new york court, 10 people accused of spying for russia have pleaded guilty and ordered deported. it seems to be part of a prisoner swap between the american and russian government, the largest since the cold war. a u.s. prosecutor says russia agreed to release a number of prisoners, it's believed up to four. >> this evening, in a new york court, the final pieces of a spy swap looked to be falling in place. the 10 people arrested last week as russian undercover spies appea
be handling the cleanup operation but it's been overseen by the u.s. government. did the obama administration say this guy has to go, do we know if they had a hand in hayward's departure. i spoke to someone today who said it was board's decision to replace hayward. we do know that the white house clearly disapproved of hayward, not only his gaffes but also his management of the crisis when at the beginning he tried to make it alone and jump in and had taken over much of the response. >> gregg: and it's fair to say, is it not, if bp wants to continue to operate in american waters, they have to please this administration. if the administration is displeased with the person who is at the top of bp, that plays a role? >> for sure. bp is wanting the moratorium on new drilling in the gulf to be lifted. it wants to continue to be able to work in the gulf and it is currently the biggest producer in the gulf of mexico. so it's a big source of income for bp and they would not like to see it ends. most important thing is to contain the spill and then to clean it up. >> gregg: well, tony hayward is getti
-- maybe. u.s. and russia revive cold war memories as they appear to trade agents in the heart of europe. they lived a deep undercover in the u.s. for years. now it seems russia's tense buys next door are headed for moscow. bentley blast and pakistan. at least 45 killed in a suicide attack outside of a government office. as world cup final weekend loans, has the tournament's given and lasting boast to the host nation? we will be reporting from south africa. >> now known even better than before that it is a country that can do things difficult for others to do. >> hello, and welcome to "gmt." the biggest exchange of spooks since the cold war, and a story that has been unfolding over the last minutes and hours. 10 russian agents arrested in the u.s. less than tv -- two weeks ago, indiana, after revealing their true identities in new york. parking alongside a jet believed to have flown in from moscow. it is believed four men convicted of spying for the west were on board. both planes took off in the last few minutes. here is the very latest. >> russian agents who live double lives and the a
opportunities will show that. at the moment, the u.s. secretary of state is being taken to the dmz, the border between the twok koreas. she will be given her a glimpse of the authoritarian, isolated stayed on the other side. >> north korea signaled it wants to return to talks with some of the regional powers in asia on its nuclear weapons program. what to washington and seoul think of that? >> there has been a cautious welcome as there would be for any statement from north korea that it is ready to come back to the negotiating table. i think the priority for washington and its ally is to prepare for a joint naval exercise which will begin this weekend. the visit of hillary clinton coincides with those preparations. this is a large-scale exercise involving 20 ships, 200 aircraft, 8000 personnel. the message is clear. sending a message of deterrence career.h towe further acts of aggression will not be tolerated. while any sort of a conciliatory statement will be welcomed, at the moment, the real focus is on sending a message of deterrence. >> a senior auditor at the united nations was -- launche
of the u.s. and israel make nice and talk about making peace with the palestinians. we'll get reaction to what nasa chief says is the new prime directive from president obama: outreach to muslims. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. a white house under fire from critics for not securing the southern border, today went to court to keep arizona from trying to do the job itself. the administration followed suit on a threat to file a lawsuit against the arizona enforcement policy of immigration. setting stage for major battle. anita vogel is following the story from los angeles. the department of justice stepped forward over arizona's immigration law, giving police right to determine person's immigration status in the enforcement of other laws such as traffic stops. the federal law argues a couple of constitutional points; primarily, in our constitutional system the federal government has preeminent authority to regulate immigration matters and arizona's law will impose significant and counterproductive burdens on the federal agencies
of mexico. >>> all right. this fourth of july holiday weekend, a surprise for u.s. troops in iraq. a visit from vice president joe biden and his wife jill. the couple's visit comes as american troops are scheduled to draw down in iraq late next month. here's more from baghdad. >> reporter: it was especially surprising that vice president biden was accompanied by his wife, jill biden. the two will be spending the fourth of july with the troops attending a number of events. vice president biden will be meeting with senior iraqi government officials as well as the political leadership here. iraq has been in a state of political chaos, deadlocked since the march inconclusive elections, unable to form a new government. this is causing some concern as the political vacuum created could be manipulate bid insurgents trying to regain their foothold. mrs. biden will be meeting with the troops as well as civilian embassy officials and she's going to be conducting a roundtable with iraqi women who teach english. there is also a delegation of u.s. senators made up of mccain, lieberman and graham. they
>>> next on "msnbc sunday," the search. nato forces looking for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan since friday. >>> wild weather, soaring temperatures and torrential rains. live reports coming up. >>> coming and going. the bp guy may be getting the heave-ho, and crews return to the gulf. >>> and people have saved pets given up by people all along the gulf coast. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to "mfrpsnbc sunday." what is happening out there. >>> developing news from afghanistan. a massive manhunt under way for two american sailors missing in the war zone. a taliban spokesman says one killed in a fire fight, the other taken prisoner by militants. let's bring in jim miklaszewski. what is the latest here. is this confirmation on the stat discu us and claims. >> according to u.s. military officials, no. all of this is coming from afghan officials. some of the has proven reliable. some not. the first order of business as you mentioned is the intensive search for the two missing sailors. in that area of logar province, 80 miles south of kabul, where this
several u.s. lawmakers suggesting bp was involved in, get, this securing the release of a man who blew up a passenger jet over lockerbie; in fact bp officials did tell the british government they were concerned how long it was taking to release the so-called lockerbie bomber. that's according to a bp spokesman. you may remember last year when scotland released a convicted terrorist on compassion grounds after a doctor said he only had a short time to live. well, is he still very much alive. doctors treating him in libya say he could survive for many years you may remember he killed nearly 200 americans in 1988. today a bp spokesman said company officials spoke with the government because as the spokesman put it,. spokesman claims bp was not involved in the release. senators from new york and new jersey are apparently not satisfied with that explanation. the british government turned down their request to investigate al megrahi's release. one of the senators, the democrat frank lautenberg from new jersey wrote in a letter to the committee: as you may know, after they pushed for the release
. the jury found he was stealing from the company. he found a way to discover that u.s. law has used against him was somewhat unconstitutional. irrepressible in the way they tried to come down the mountain. >> t outmanoeuvre the paper's owners. the telegraph became the centerpiece to the world's largest newspaper empire. but they are long gone now. >> his business success brought membership in the house of lords. >> the trusted conrad black. >> while some admire the achievements, others found them extravagant. saying that he was living a billionaires' lifestyle on a millionaire's salary. he spent the last two years in a florida jail. what now for conrad black? >> he has been vindicated and stays out of jail. those that have attacked him in this city should look out, conrad is back. >> for now he has been told that he must stay in the united states or forfeit bail. >> you are watching "bbc world news." rare access to secret kurdish guerrilla camp in iraq. telling the bbc that they could be willing. british astronomers say that they observe the biggest start detected anywhere in the universe,
is condemning the leaks saying lives have been put at risk. the u.s. military desperately tries to find two navy sailors who is believed to have been captured by the taliban. still a lot of unanswered questions about what happened to the two sailors. >> still not much new this morning. a massive search is underway looking for these two missing sailors. still unclear how they drove from kabul and ended up in what u.s. military officials called the heart of taliban territory where officials say they were involved in a shoot out. one was apparently killed and is another is in custody. u.s. officials can't confirm that. the search goes on. the big concern is that the taliban will take them into pakistan where they will be well out of the military's reach. >> let's get back to the 90,000 plus koumts. what's the reaction there at the pentagon? >> the reaction here from the administration actually is focused on what most interests the u.s. and that is the claims in these documents. evidence according to some officials that there were direct links and that the pakistani government officials and per happ
. >>> in other news, in afghanistan this morning, nato confirmed it has recovered the body of a u.s. navy sailor killed in a taliban ambush. he's identified as petty officer justin mcneley, age 30, the nephew of a colorado state legislator. he was one of two americans who went missing on friday. their shot-up vehicle found 80 miles south of kabul. the taliban claimed they captured the other sailor alive. >>> also this morning, continued fallout from a nato air strike friday in southern afghanistan. nato command is denying afghan government claims that the helicopter attack killed 52 civilians. a nato spokesman says it investigated the incident and found that six taliban fighters were killed, but no civilians. >>> in washington, the obama administration is in full damage control mode following that huge leak of military secrets. more than 90,000 field reports from u.s. troops in afghanistan were released by the wikileaks website which says it will post even more soon. david martin reports. >> reporter: most of the reports document what is already well known. for years the u.s. has not had enough
will also be live in the gulf of mexico to get live reaction. >> thank you, david. the u.s. military in iraq has been strongly criticized for failing to account properly for billions of dollars received to help build the country. a federal watchdog says that 96% of the funds are unaccounted for. i asked our correspondent about how much money is missing. >> $8.7 billion according to this report here. the u.s. apartment of the fence 's financial management control was unable to properly account for $8.7 billion out of $9.1 billion for funds received it for development in iraq. this was money that came from the proceeds of the sale of iraqi oil and gas and some from the frozen assets of the saddam hussein era. submitted between 2004 and 2007 for reconstruction projects. >> nato forces in afghanistan have recovered the remains of one of two american servicemen that when missing last friday after driving out of the military base without an escort. afghan officials said that negotiations are still ongoing for the release of the second man. >> negotiation, since the capture of the men on friday, ha
been approved shinny u.s. plan -- the biggest financial reform has been approved shanty u.s. u.s.e >> welcome to bbc world news. the oil leak has been halted 40 cars times since april. cracks in the dark of the ocean floor, s -- >> in the dark of the ocean floor, oil in the gulf of mexico. these new set of avows has blocked the flow of oil. -- valves has blocked the flow of oil. this structure had been burning out of control and the well was flowing freely. since then, there has been an unprecedented effort to stop the leak. the greatest concentration of resources ever seen. time after time, the efforts to stop the oil failed. soon the slick reached the shore. it was a nightmare long dreaded on this coast line. images of pelicans struggling for the sludge flashed around the world. this was quickly being described as america's worst environmental disaster. for bp, it was a nightmare as well. the chief executive attorney was in the firing line. he had become eight figure. >> and nobody wants this thing over more than i do. >> the leak has threatened the standing of president obama.
illegal immigration. the u.s. justice department has, indeed, filed a lawsuit that challenges the state of arizona's tough new immigration law. the measure set to go into effect later this month. the law requires local police to question possible illegal immigrants and also makes it a crime for legal immigrants not to carry their documents. the obama administration argues federal law trumps the state law. the president himself called this plan misguided and one senior justice department official said today that allowing it opens the door for a patchwork of immigration laws across the country. we think that is untenable. but supporters say they need this law because they claim the feds haven't done enough to stop illegal immigration. the arizona governor jan brewer who signed this bill into law released a statement that reads, in part, today's filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds. these funds could be better used against the violent mexican cartels than the people of arizona. anita vogel on fox top story in our northwest newsroom. strong reaction from arizona law
it for you on "happening now". >>> first new evidence the largest u.s.-russia spy swap since the cold war appears to be in motion, a lawyer for one of the accused russian spies telling fox news talks are underway right now for a spy swap, the ten suspected russian secret agents, arrested last week, set to appear in courtrooms today, ig nowhere sutiagon is suspected of spying for the united states is no longer in a moscow prison but has been flown to vienna in what appears to be another step to be a deal to trade accused spies. our david lee miller is outside the federal courthouse in lower manhattan. i guess the big question, david, is there a swap and how close are we. >> reporter: it seems almost certain that there is a swap underway, and we are very close to that swap being completed, but there are still a number of obstacles, jon, that must be overcome. we cannot ignore the fact that igon sudiagon is in vienna, he had been in custody in russia, convicted of spying for the united states and the fact that he has now been released is a very significant step forward. we talked to his atto
's an interesting scene near phoenix. >> reporter: arizona's governor predicts a long battle to the u.s. supreme court. >> we are disappointed but we did what we wanted. we got the injunction. i will still means, as you well know that the lawsuit will continue to move forward and the merits of case will be heard. >> reporter: but, first the injunction against the key provisions come to the 9th circuit court of appeal, its hub in san francisco, its judges spread across several states. >> that's biggest circuit in the country by far. so we have a lot of action out on the west coast. it's not surprising that the 9th circuit is as controversial as it is. >> reporter: historically considered a level-leaning court, that's gradually eased and in the first appeal stage, only three judges hear arguments. >> its all depends on who the three judges are. they are not short on some very conservative judges. their ruling can be appealed to an 11-judge panel. most believe that arizona has an uphill fight. >> a state statute that enters into congress' area and interference with foreign policy of the united stat
blitzer takes us through the next hours. >>> rick, thanks very much. happening now, questions for u.s. troops about gays serving openly in the united states military. we have new information this hour about a brand new survey that could influence plans to repeal don't ask don't tell. >>> plus, some of the alleged russian spies now on the move amid reports that the u.s. may swap them for agents held by moscow. >>> and what could liberal democrat barney frank and libertarian conservative republican ron paul possibly agree on? find out when two of the most outspoken and provocative members of congress team up right here. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> up first, a key step toward allowing gays to serve openly in the united states military. today the pentagon began sending out a formal survey to all u.s. troops about plans to repeal the don't ask don't tell policy. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. she is working this story. it's only a matter of time, barbara, until gays are allowed to serve openly according to the president but this is an imp
legality and international norms. >> the u.s. wants these vital allies in the region to patch up their differences. american pressure is certainly being felt, but for turkey is hard line stance and it is winning fans and the middle east. >> israel definitely violated international law and violated the lives of those peaceful protestors who showed solidarity with the people of gaza. to break the siege that is called declared to be illegal -- >> turkey has a lot to lose from a complete break with israel. its armed forces would have to find new sources for much of the sophisticated equipment it uses against kurdish militants. but a biggest -- the biggest cost is playing the role of the regional power. a role that depends on it being able to talk to everyone. >> israel today has set out new rules governing the gaza blockade. the prime minister is about to start a visit to washington and president obama has long been urging israel to lift the blockade entirely. israel is not doing that, but its new list will specify the items not allowed in. restrictions have been lifted on food and c
legislation makes it extremely difficult for foreigners to seek -- sued the u.s. government over acts of war. >> the bbc has invited the pentagon to comment, we have had no response. no hesitation on the subject of north korea. we are targeting the leadership and their assets. that was the message from hillary clinton today as she announced further sanctions against north korea. tensions in the area have been rising, our correspondent has the report. >> hillary clinton was given her first of close glimpse of north korea. the u.s. secretary of state's visit to the heavily fought -- heavily fortified border was a part of the symbolism of this trip, a show of support for their south korean and allies. at a press conference, mrs. clinton made clear that there was substance. >> today i am announcing a series of measures to increase our ability to prevent north korea's proliferation and halt their illicit activities that funds their weapons programs as the surge brings more provocative action. these are aimed at the procurement of material. >> punishment for no. 3 apostle legend torpedo into the w
by u.s. authorities. details are still emembers of the jurying about the settlements, part of the network of russians the u.s. says operated under deep cover. one 28-year-old was reportedly a diplomat's daughter who worked in london before moving to new york to set up a property business. court papers say they used invisible i think, coded radio broadcasts all while living apparently normal suburban lives. and while it may be making the front page, moscow's already playing down the arrests. one foreign men industry official said he doesn't expect the incident to harm relations with the u.s. >> you can keep up to date with all the latest developments. go to bbc.com. this clickible map you can see of the spies' hideouts in the united states. turkey has confirmed it held its first high-level meeting with israel after the rowe. nine people, mostly turkish activists died after their ship was stormed. >> how ties between turkey and israel had been affected. >> so far it's been mostly military ties. some of the bureaus will remember. throughout past month two israeli military flig
steps must happen first before this exchange can take place, but sources say the deal will get done. u.s. officials aren't saying whether one of the biggest spy swaps in decades is about to go down. >> this is a, as we said earlier, a law enforcement manner. >> i would have to refer to you the justice department. >> reporter: according to the family of a russian scientist convicted of spying for the u.s., that's exactly what's about to happen. sutyagin told officials that his brother igor is those who could be traded today for the ten alleged russian spies repeatly arrested in the u.s. they are accused of living formal lives while acting as agents. cia would want some sort of a confession before a swap would take place. guilty pleas mean both countries could avoi a high-profile lengthy trial. spies were transferred to new york where all will be arraigned today. american officials have also met with the russian ambassador. >> you have a budgetedi ibundli issues so if a deal is struck it can be struck efficiently. >> reporter: the suspected agents apparently didn't do much damage. in fact,
throughout the country by 2014. >> conrad black called out of jail as the u.s. appeals court considers his appeal. also, we will go live to where europe's biggest ever defense project is on display at the world's biggest air show. hello, welcome. troop withdrawal. self policing, accommodating the taliban. these are critical issues to afghanistan's future, which are on the table at an international conference. >> welcome to the afghan capital. today on everyone's mind is 2014. that is the date that the president said he would like his security forces to take responsibility for security right across this country. he laid out in even greater challenge saying that some parts of the country could come under their control transfer from international security forces as early as this year. it is the start of what many are calling a transition, a transition supported by the international community as well. the clock is ticking, and this is already a critical year. starting with the london conference and now this cobkabhl conference. to go more than 40 -- >> more than 40 prime ministers are attendin
reforms in the u.s., congress passes the president's plans for tough new regulation of the banking industry. stopped at last, the oil leaking into the gulf seems to have stopped since bp began testing its cap on the leaking under seawell. the bed and kinds of its regulations dealing with the abuse of children by priests. welcome to bbc world news, a broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you, a special report from jerusalem. we reveal how israeli activists are offering a large sums of money is to palestinians for private property. and are the back for good? this time, robin williams is with them. take that is performing. ♪ >> hello. some call it the most profound overhaul of american financial regulation since the great depression. after many hurdles and much tussling, the financial regulation bill will finally become law. in a narrow vote, the u.s. senate has passed a bill to president obama first proposed the reforms more than a year ago and said he wants to sign it into law next week. going to our new york bureau now. this has been
has been indicted to appear before u.s. senate hearing over the decision to free the convicted lockerbie bomber. the foreign relations committee is investigating whether it was linked to a libyan oil deal involving bp. earlier, i suggested to our correspondent at the list seems to be growing. >> it seems to be, but at the moment it is far easier to say who is not attending perry when no various scottish ministers and officials have been invited, but they're not going because they don't have anything more to add. jack straw, who was the british justice secretary at the time said he is considering it. he does not have any object in principle, but he wants to discuss it with some of his former colleagues, including gordon brown, first. there is a list and a hearing is due next week, but we're not sure yet who will be attending. >> these senators have high- level backing, secretary of state hillary clinton who said she was deeply troubled by the decision to release the lockerbie bomber is backing them. >> she is, and was feeling that she added to the momentum of the subject and the
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